Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ten Years in the Doghouse

Doghouse was founded by accident in May 2003 when it was suggested to the founders that they edit an anthology of writers who had read at Poets' Corner, Tralee to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the readings series.

A shed which used to house greyhounds was donated and converted for office space, hence the name Doghouse. The anthology, Heart of Kerry, was launched in January 2004 and after announcing that "manuscripts were welcome" the floodgates opened

To celebrate the anniversary Doghouse has compiled an anthology of new work by twenty nine poets published over the last ten years and entitled it Ten Years in the Doghouse. I'm delighted to have three poems included.

Doghouse will hold a number of launches for the anthology. The first is on Sunday 4 August at 4.30pm at the Forge Inn & Restaurant, Fermoy, Co. Cork during the Fermoy Poetry Festival.

Two days later, on Tuesday 6 August, the anthology will have its Limerick launch at the On The Nail Readings in the Locke Bar, Limerick at 8pm. The Tralee launch will be in Stoker's Lodge, Tralee on Bank Holiday Monday 28 October at 5pm.

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